Splitting Of Trunk Of Japanese Maple - Knowledgebase Question

Kalamazoo, MI
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Question by sdattasand
February 1, 2001
My japanese maple has begin to split apart from the main trunk due to heavy snow. Can I save it by wrapping the trunk?

Answer from NGA
February 1, 2001
No, once the tissue is torn it can't be "repaired." Unfortunately, you may need to prune off the split branch.

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